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Best Upgrades Ratings of Taiping Reinsurance

A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating to “a” from “a-” of Taiping Reinsurance Company Limited (TPRe) (Hong Kong). The outlook for both ratings is stable. The ratings …

A.M. Best Affirms Rating of Kiln Syndicate 510

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a+” of Lloyd’s Syndicate 510 (United Kingdom), which is managed by RJ Kiln & Co. Limited (RJ Kiln). The outlook for both ratings …

A.M. Best: Saudi Market Returning to Profitability

The Saudi insurance market continued its strong growth over the first half of 2014 with gross written premium expanding 24 percent compared with the first half of 2013, according to a new Best’s briefing. The briefing, titled, “Saudi Market Rebounds …

Best Places Gulf Re Under Review

A.M. Best has placed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Gulf Reinsurance Limited (Gulf Re) (United Arab Emirates) under review with negative implications. The action follows an accepted appeal by Gulf …

Litmus Analysis’ Shipperlee Explains Current Re/Insurance Ratings

As the former head of A.M. Best in London, and a senior executive with Standard & Poor’s, Litmus Analysis Senior Partner Stuart Shipperlee has a very complete knowledge of what re/insurance company ratings are, and, perhaps more importantly, what they …

S&P Lowers Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Ratings to ‘B-’; Outlook Stable

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on London-based global wholesale and reinsurance broker, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC) to ‘B-’ from ‘B’ with a stable outlook is stable. S&P also said it has …

Ratings Recap: Continental, Nat’l. Guaranty, Westminster, Triangle, Ellington Mutual

A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to ‘A’ (Excellent) from ‘A-‘ (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating to “a” from “a-”of Chicago-based Continental Assurance Company (CAC), and has removed the ratings from under review with developing implications and …

Ratings Recap: Trust Re, Alliance

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A-‘ (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Trust International Insurance & Reinsurance Company B.S.C. (c) Trust Re, which is based in Bahrain. The outlook for both ratings remains …

Weakening Operating Fundamentals Tip Reinsurers’ Outlook to Negative: A.M. Best

A.M. Best announced that it has “revised its ratings outlook on the global reinsurance sector to negative from stable, citing the significant ongoing market challenges that will hinder the potential for positive rating outlooks or upgrades, and over time, may …

Tough Competition Could Pressure Global Reinsurers Ratings: S&P Report

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services announced that it will publish its annual “Global Reinsurance Highlights” to coincide with the 2014 Reinsurance Rendezvous in September. The report “will provide a detailed perspective on the market, focusing on the competitive pressures that …

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